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Sprouts: The Ultimate Kitchen Garden

Sprouts: The Ultimate Kitchen Garden

There’s a wealth of plants that can be usefully sprouted besides the usual suspects of alfalfa and mung beans. Among others, you can sprout almond, buckwheat, cabbage, chickpeas, clover, fenugreek, flax, millet, oat groats, quinoa, radish, sesame, sunflower, wheat and ...

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Soil Fixes

Soil Fixes

Once you know basic soil types and characteristics, as we’ve outlined in another article, you have several response strategies, and will probably end up using more than one: Harvest what already grows, and expand or reduce its extent as appropriate. ...

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The Low Down on Dirt

The Low Down on Dirt

Volumes have been written about soil classification and competing systems have been devised for different purposes. The prevailing system in the U.S. includes some 13,000 “series”—roughly comparable to species in biology—grouped into 11 soil orders. You may not need to ...

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Intro to Chicken Farming

Intro to Chicken Farming

If, as part of your emergency preparedness, you have been considering options for creating a long- term, sustainable food source, chicken farming has proven to be one of the best. As an ongoing source of nutrient-rich eggs and lean meat, ...

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Five Secrets to a Productive Garden

Five Secrets to a Productive Garden

If you’re considering a food garden as part of your long range emergency preparedness plans, the number one piece of advice you need embrace is: “Do your research.” The rules for successful gardening are very much local. Even the best ...

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